Tiffany A. Parker is Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors and approved by Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA-GA) as a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS). Additionally, Tiffany holds a Certification in Case Management. Tiffany obtained a Master’s Degree in Professional Counselor from Argosy University, and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Professional experience includes case management, residential Addictions Counselor, Therapist in community-based setting, Intake Coordinator, Director of Utilization Management, Clinical Supervisor for managed care organization, and Implementation Manager for managed care organization. Currently, Tiffany works full-time at United Health Group/Optum as the Director of Affordability and Solutions.
SPECIALTIES AND THEORETICAL ORIENTATION:
I have worked with individuals, couples, groups, and families with a multitude of different diagnoses in the various settings I've had experience in. However, my specialties include Substance Use Disorders and Behavioral Therapy. My theoretical orientation is primarily based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I feel the client-therapist relationship as well as the supervisee-supervisor relationship is of critical importance to facilitate growth. Therefore, it is very important to me to provide a safe atmosphere for you to feel free to be human, ask all the questions you want, and view "mistakes" as valuable learning experiences. I also ascribe to the viewpoint of the utilization of self as an instrument for change in the counseling process.
For purposes of supervision, I will do my best to provide you feedback from the theoretical perspective with which you are most comfortable or would like further training in. However, I feel that supervision is not only teaching the techniques of therapy but also of an appreciation and understanding of human experience. I believe that a portion of therapy can be taught in a traditional scholastic model; however, there is a greater percentage that is experiential in nature and involves empathy, intuition, and willingness to connect with one's clients. It is well researched that the relationship between client and therapist is the most critical determinant of a successful therapeutic outcome. The supervision based model that I draw from most is the reflective learning process. As such, I will draw heavily upon your thoughts and feelings of the counseling relationship you have with your clients.